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  • Tips for Keeping a “Green House” Healthy

    Tips for Keeping a “Green House” Healthy

    By Jeff May — Healthy Indoors Magazine November 2019 — Regrettably, summer will soon come to an end. In New England where I live, the leaves will turn colors and nights will be cooler. Soon we’ll...

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  • Call to Action- a Change.org petition regarding Military Housing by The Military Matters Foundation

    Call to Action- a Change.org petition regarding Military Housing by The Military Matters Foundation

    CALL/E-MAIL SENATORS& SIGN THE PETITION HELP MAKE CHANGE! — THANK YOU for taking the time to help! We have made it easy for you. Please Click the buttons below for Contact Information for the...

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  • Having “The Talk” with Kids

    Having “The Talk” with Kids

    by Tom Murray — The other day, while I was enjoying my morning coffee, my 6-year old granddaughter, Zoey, cuddled up next to me to show me a picture she had drawn in kindergarten.  It was a...

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  • A Mother’s Story: Mercury in School Gym Flooring Makes Son Sick

    A Mother’s Story: Mercury in School Gym Flooring Makes Son Sick

    by Amy Ziff — Trisha Dello Iacono knew there was something at New Jersey’s Wenonah Elementary that was making her 9-year-old son sick. She had a thick file for every time he’d gone to the nurse...

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  • Home Performance Channel – Healthy Indoors Minute

    Home Performance Channel – Healthy Indoors Minute

    Corbett Lunsford, of the Building Performance Workshop, and the co-host of the PBS TV series, Home Diagnosis with Grace Lunsford, brings you the next installment of the “Home Performance Channel –...

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  • ‘Chemical Accident’ At Buffalo Wild Wings Leaves Worker Dead, 10 Hospitalized

    ‘Chemical Accident’ At Buffalo Wild Wings Leaves Worker Dead, 10 Hospitalized

    “One employee described the chemical as smelling like “ammonia and chlorine.” U.S. NEWS 11/08/2019 05:31 am ET — By Ed Mazza A worker at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington, Massachusetts died and...

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  • DIRTY DUCKS? An Air DUCT Cleaning & HVAC Hygiene Primer

    DIRTY DUCKS? An Air DUCT Cleaning & HVAC Hygiene Primer

    By Bob Krell, CIEC, CMRS, LEED-AP, NYS Mold Assessor — This article is about DUCT cleaning, not duck cleaning! OK, I just couldn’t resist the graphic puns, but after over 27 years of being...

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  • BOO!

    BOO!

    “The October Digital Issue is here! The October Digital Issue is Here!” — Healthy Indoors Magazine features a Special Conference Section for IAQ & Energy 2019. Read it now at:...

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  • Need ACAC, BPI, or other CEUs for your Certifications?

    Need ACAC, BPI, or other CEUs for your Certifications?

    Some great information for Indoor Environmental, Building Performance, Home Inspection, HVAC, Facility Management, any other professionals involved with indoor spaces at the IAQ & Energy 2019...

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  • Problematic Air Flows

    Problematic Air Flows

    by Jeffrey C. May — Building and indoor-air-quality professionals should be aware of visible conditions that can lead to airborne irritants, contaminants, and allergens. Combustion Products A...

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  • Online Attendee Discounts for the Industry’s Premiere Event

    Online Attendee Discounts for the Industry’s Premiere Event

    The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council’s (MIAQC) IAQ & Energy 2019 Conference takes place on Oct 31 – Nov 1 in Portland, ME. There’s still time to register to attend either in-person or online and...

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  • The TREE House

    The TREE House

    By Nate Adams — Caption: dedication of the TREE House 10/24/14 — How do deep energy retrofits stack up for comfort, air quality, and energy use? The answers may surprise you. Back in 2013-2014 we...

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  • A Special Offer for the Indoor Environmental & Building Performance Industry’s ONLY Live In-person/Online Event!

    A Special Offer for the Indoor Environmental & Building Performance Industry’s ONLY Live In-person/Online Event!

    The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC) has again partnered with Healthy Indoors to live-stream multiple sessions from MIAQC’s Annual Conference.–the ONLY hybrid In-Person/Online event in the...

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  • Radon Protection: How Homebuyers can do Their Due Diligence

    Radon Protection: How Homebuyers can do Their Due Diligence

    By Robert Dekanski — Healthy Indoors Magazine – September 2019 Edition– The process of buying a home requires a good amount of investigation, even in the best of situations. When there are...

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  • Healthy Indoors Magazine Aug 2019 Digital Edition

    Healthy Indoors Magazine Aug 2019 Digital Edition

    Evaluating Lead-Based Paint, Finding the Source of a Basement Water Problem, Dealing with Dust, and so much more in the August 2019 Digital Edition of Healthy Indoors Magazine, available online...

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  • Ventilation Won’t Prevent Attic Mold Growth

    Ventilation Won’t Prevent Attic Mold Growth

    by Jeffrey May — https://hi.healthyindoors.com/i/1148971-hi-july-2019/ — Top photo – Encapsulate misapplied over mold growth on the underside of an attic roof deck We get a number of calls about...

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  • How Often Should You Change the HVAC Filter?

    How Often Should You Change the HVAC Filter?

    By Allison Bailes — One of the topics I’ve hammered on for years is the inadequacy of using rules of thumb for sizing air conditioners.  The standard one ton of air conditioning capacity for each...

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  • Does Air Conditioning Make You Sick? Here’s The Truth.

    Does Air Conditioning Make You Sick? Here’s The Truth.

    This is what AC is really doing to our bodies and brains, according to experts. By Jenna Birch — Most Americans use air conditioning every day, whether it’s in their office buildings or living...

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  • Testing Pollution in Homes

    Testing Pollution in Homes

    Home Performance Channel – Healthy Indoors Minute — May 2019 — Grace and Corbett Lunsford, of the Building Performance Workshop, and the hosts of the new weekly PBS TV series, Home Diagnosis,...

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  • The “Green” Paint Myth

    The “Green” Paint Myth

    By Alice Delia — It’s all about the marketing. The surface coatings (paint, varnish, lacquer, etc.) industry has been very successful at convincing us we can act “green” by using a low-VOC...

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